Bad faith is bad faith – even where the contested mark is registered for dissimilar goods and services In Coinbase v European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) (Case T-366/21), the General Court had to assess whether registration in ‘bad faith’ also extends to dissimilar goods and services. Background US Coinbase Inc is the owner of […]

(05/05/2023) FAKE INVOICES

FENCER is pleased to report that it successfully represented the interests of the Benelux association for Trademark- and Design law (‘BMM’) in a criminal case before the Brussels Court of Appeal involving misleading invoices for trade mark renewals. In a judgment of 23 March 2023, the Court of Appeal sentenced a Finnish individual to 3 […]


Louboutin hot on Amazon’s heels: does CJEU ruling on direct liability really make online platforms shake in their shoes? In Louboutin v Amazon (Joined Cases C‑148/21 and C‑184/21), the Grand Chamber of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) delivered what some regarded as an early Christmas present to trademark owners seeking to […]